Summer is a great time of year for fabulous food. Between all the fresh produce, and grilling your favorite meats, a family can eat pretty well all summer long. For our family, I find we eat a little lighter in the summer. There's more "picking" and less full meals.
Yesterday, I sat looking at my first batch of tomatoes from my backyard garden and the bunch of basil I picked, and thought, what can I make for lunch? I picked up a fresh baguette and some ricotta at Trader Joe's and made these delicious crostini.
What You Need
- Olive Oil (I used Bella D'Oliva - it's delicious!)
- Ricotta Cheese
What You Do
- Slice up the baguette into thin rounds.
- Brush each one with a little olive oil - front and back and spread them on a baking sheet.
- Sprinkle a little salt and pepper over them.
- Toast the rounds in the oven - 350 degrees for about 15 minutes - you can turn them half-way through.
- Let the rounds cool.
- Slice a garlic clove in half, and rub it on the top of each toasted round.
- Add a slice (or diced) of tomato to each round.
- Spoon a little ricotta cheese on each.
- Drizzle a little of your best/favorite olive oil on the top.
- Sprinkle a chiffonade of basil on the top.
What's your favorite way to use tomatoes and basil in the summertime?
catch you soon -